Probe body formed to enquire about theft of medicine


The Chief Executive Officer Health Attock Dr. Mohsin Asharaf constituted a fact finding inquiry committee to probe the serious issue of life saving medicines worth of rupees 10 lacs found missing from the medical store of THQ Hospital Pindigheb. This was told by the sources of health department here on Monday.

The supply of the medicines was being carried out by the dispenser instead of a qualified pharmacist which resulted short fall due to mismanagement of the administration of the hospital in connivence with the lower para medics.

This hospital was early having five pharmacists but all managed their transfers nearest to their home towns on one or another pretext. As per the rules, medicine store of a government hospital is to be run by a pharmacist but in case of non-availability of the pharmacist a dispenser is given this responsibility. Medical Superintendent THQ Hospital Pindigheb Dr Taj Wali Afridi when contacted confirmed the development.